Logipole has announced that its Windows 7+ media file manager Konvertor FM is now freeware.
There are so many media managers around that you might be wondering why you should care, but this one is a little different. It doesn’t just view JPGs, PNGs and GIFs: there’s support for 2,034 image file types, 795 audio, 230 video, 102 3D, as well as Office documents and other more general types, even if they’re stored in any of 165 archive formats.
A built-in file conversion tool supports many of these formats. You’re able to view, edit and manipulate metadata. And there are a vast number of extras which could be very capable programs all on their own. Double-clicking an image doesn’t just display it: you can add frames, apply transformations, play with colours, and explore a host of special effects.
This isn’t quite the achievement it seems, because Konvertor FM is essentially just a shell for the open source tools which are doing the real work: ffmpeg, exiftool, mplayer, kdcraw and others.
It’s a good shell, though, and not just for media files: the core of the program is a tabbed Explorer-like application you can use for any general file management task.
Konvertor FM is available now for Windows 7 and later.